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Growing Minds Chess Academy was founded by Tomo Fukui and Alanna Katz. We have a unique approach to chess instruction in that the we all played competitively as young children and vividly remember the feelings and experiences associated.

We all have been very successful as players and coaches of young and older students alike. We understand how to promote enjoyment of chess along with successful play. We also believe in nurturing the whole student and focus on aspects of their well-being that goes beyond mere tactics and strategy.

We offer a wide range of chess education activities such as After School Chess Programs, Scholastic Chess Tournaments, Tournament preparation and coaching, Private Coaching, Chess Camps, and Simultaneous Exhibitions.

We currently oversee the after school chess program at Avenues: The World School. We have successfully led teams to success in many of the top tournaments in the United States, including a First place finish at the 2014 Mayor’s Cup in NYC, a First Place finish at the 2015 New York City Championships, a First Place finish at the 2015 New York State Championships and a Second Place finish at the 2014 National Championships. Chess lessons NYC, Chess Program NYC, Private Lessons NYC, New York City chess, Chess for Kids NYC, Chess Program New York, After School Chess Program NYC, Chess tournament for kids, chess tournament NYC, Avenues Chess program

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